Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dance...etc..

I LOVE this joyful stamp from Art Journey!

For this card, I created the background by spritzing distress inks on an acrylic block and stamping on watercolour paper with the block. You can read more about this (and watch a video!) on this post by Jennifer McGuire over at TwoPeas. Then I stamped the happy dancer with Versafine black ink, and the sentiment with Versamark and Ranger Seafoam White EP. I used a Hero Arts doily stamp in the upper right corner, and a wee piece of plumber's foil tape (dry embossed and painted) in the lower left corner. This card was created for the current Art Journey challenge, which is to use tape, the Gingersnap Creations challenge (use Versamark), the Wee Memories challenge, which is "anything that is celebrated," in this case, WOMEN!) and the Craft Challenge, which is to use more than one fold.


I used the same distress ink technique for this next card, for the Papertake Weekly challenge (use three of a kind). These are some of the new Art Journey stamps. I LOVE this rose, and decided to try it in yellow for a change. I did some light shading with yellow chalk after the inks were dry, just to add a little more depth to some of the petals.


Thanks so MUCH for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying a creative, contented weekend.

21 comments:

Merry said...

So beautiful Deborah. Love the fold you have on the first card too.

Willy said...

Two fabulous cards with wonderful backgrounds, Deborah! Thanks forjoining us at Art Journey Challenge # 2.

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous work Deborah! I really love what you are doing for Art Journey's "Tape" challenge, and the way you use their stamps. Fabulous!
Thanks for adding another inspiring beauty!

Lin said...

These really turned out so nice! Isn't this technique fun? Every time I see another example from someone else, it makes me want to run and try it again! Love your rose card - I'm a yellow rose person and this is beautiful!

Gemma said...

all really stunning creations Deborah! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful cards love the fold on the first card and the BG is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the technique .
Marilyn

Mrs A. said...

They are all gorgeous but I love the last one the best!

Kerry said...

Such lovely cards! Beautiful colors! Thanks for playing in the Etsy Inspired Challenge and for visiting my shop!

de said...

GORGEOUS cards! Your EIC card is stunning! I love the colors inspired by those fun buttons!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Vicki C said...

Gorgeous Cards as alwas Deborah! I am loving the sympathy card down a few posts. I havent really done many sympathy cards.. and am needing to do one today.. so thanks for the inspiration.

Vee said...

Wow! What lovely design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Allison said...

very pretty cards
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Emily Branch said...

Your last card with the exquisitely colored flowers for EIC takes my breath away! It is so grand, and I love the coloring of those flowers! BEAUTIFUL designs! Thanks for playing EIC this week!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your acrylic block stamping, Deborah! both cards are stunning! Thanks so much for playing EI challenge! So glad to have you join us!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Deborah! Truly amazing cards! I especially like the first one with the dancer! So beautiful! :-)

de said...

Deborah! You won EtsyInspired! Check the blog for details!

Terry said...

Those are some stunning cards! Love the backgrounds!

Ann said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for playing the WMC this week!

SmilynStef said...

What stunning creations ... love that fabulous woman image ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful pieces of art. Love the bright colours you've used on the first card.

Ali Manning said...

What a beautiful pair of cards - I love the backgrounds you created. I must give that a try. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!